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July 12th, 2016, 08:12 AM   #71
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That kind of liberal groveling to appease government will forever exclude me from owning a KTM. Piss on him.
The Super Duke 1290 is the only worthwhile bike they make, and even at that, it's overpriced as fuck. But eliminating the one somewhat worthwhile bike because it's too much for the road according to him makes zero sense. I can't imagine the Japanese or Italian manufacturers coming out and saying that.
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Wait, wait, this is the manufacturer who is exclusively sponsored by Red Bull who sponsor that dude to skydive from the outer universe?

A chainsaw is dangers if you try to grab it from the wrong side while on, but they're great for trimming trees if you use it right.

What a dumb thing to say. I wonder if there is a statistic on scooter deaths. Maybe scooters are too dangerous. I'll tell you what is too dangerous, ten speed bikes. Some asshole ran in front of me on way to work. I rolled down window and yelled at him "hey jerk, this isn't the tour de france, get off the street!"
It'd be like if Ducati started speaking out about the health risks of smoking, all while having the proverbial Brinks truck backing in to unload all the Marlboro cash into their coffers.
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July 12th, 2016, 08:19 AM   #73
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It'd be like if Ducati started speaking out about the health risks of smoking, all while having the proverbial Brinks truck backing in to unload all the Marlboro cash into their coffers.
Haha, that's a great example.
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July 12th, 2016, 08:28 AM   #74
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San Diego is infested with these assholes on bicycles. Whether rich snubs on expensive bikes or hippies on cheap beach cruisers, I hate them all.
You do realize that the cagers out there in their giant trucks, SUVs and Mercedes say exactly the same thing about people on motorcycles? Think about it. If you're ever having a road rage moment while driving through Texas over some guy on a bike, and you yell out Asshole! it could be Kevin Schwantz or Ben Spies. If you make it down under and do the same, the guy you fucking hate so much could easily be Casey Stoner. If yer ever riding around England and cursing out some twat on a bicycle it as you pass him by it might be Arribiatta on his Kona.

However - if you're cruising down the road and see Lance Armstrong, tell him to go fuck himself and that Keshav says, Sheryl Crow blows.
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You do realize that the cagers out there in their giant trucks, SUVs and Mercedes say exactly the same thing about people on motorcycles? Think about it. If you're ever having a road rage moment while driving through Texas over some guy on a bike, and you yell out Asshole! it could be Kevin Schwantz or Ben Spies. If you make it down under and do the same, the guy you fucking hate so much could easily be Casey Stoner. If yer ever riding around England and cursing out some twat on a bicycle it as you pass him by it might be Arribiatta on his Kona.

However - if you're cruising down the road and see Lance Armstrong, tell him to go fuck himself and that Keshav says, Sheryl Crow blows.
I said ASSHOLES. As long as they are following the traffic rules, I don't mind them. If they are running red and crossing the intersection diagonally, I'd yell at Stoner or Lorenzo just like I do anyone else.
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For a cheap and capable track bike to suit a taller guy, you might consider the older Aprilia RSV 1000. The R version if you can get hold of one has ohlins suspension and other trick bits as standard.
What kind of maintenance costs are associated with Aprilia bikes or even MV Agusta for that matter?
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What kind of maintenance costs are associated with Aprilia bikes or even MV Agusta for that matter?
SV 1000
TLS 1000
Both great bikes, Vtwins, handle well and will feel like a rocket ship if you are used to a Harley. Cheap too. can probably pick up a primo with low miles for 4k
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I said ASSHOLES. As long as they are following the traffic rules, I don't mind them. If they are running red and crossing the intersection diagonally, I'd yell at Stoner or Lorenzo just like I do anyone else.
I don't see any assholes breaking any laws in the picture so the implication was that all bikers were assholes. The photo used is of an organized bike ride. We have them up here in my neck of the woods all the time. Kinda a pain in the ass what with cops closing intersections for 10 minutes at a time to let them pass, but not as annoying as having Main Street closed for a fucking Shriners parade.
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Not 100% sure buddy as I've not had personal experience with them. The rotax engine is said to be rapid and robust. A friend raced one in the supertwins class, he raved about its speed and handling though and used to say all he did to it was change the oil and throw tyres at it.
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I get a weekly bike review from my brother who gets paid to put miles on new bikes so they can be exported to South America as used to avoid a tariff. He's pretty much swung a leg over everything.
He sent me pictures of this today. Its his favorite bike. This one has 20k miles and is selling for 13 grand. Its a Multistrada 1200S.
Cons are its fuel consumption and maintenance costs. ( typical ducati).
Pros. Endless torque, endless torque and endless torque.... Oh and comfortable as hell
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